Say what you will about Obama, but the guy can move product. He gave Bud Light a boost by drinking one during a meeting between James Crowley and Henry Louis Gates Jr., and now his offhand remark about holding a "Slurpee Summit" with newly elected Republicans has 7-Eleven champing at the bit to make that happen. The convenience-store chain has already petitioned White House officials to cater a summit between Democrats and Republicans "with red and blue Slurpees," or purple Slurpees with one red and one blue straw apiece. OK, that's a little much. But it could very well happen—7-Eleven is badgering the White House through New Partners, a firm with ties to Obama's 2008 campaign. And a presidential endorsement, accidental or not, would do a lot for any product's viability, especially one as historically unattached to power and privilege as the Slurpee. Of course, the presidency shouldn't be used to pitch consumer products at all, and this will saturate the 24-hour news cycle and blogosphere for weeks if it happens, so it isn't something I'm hoping for. Still, the visual of Pat Toomey trying to look mature while drinking a Slurpee has a certain appeal.